This week’s Throw Back Thursday fly is the Zebra Midge.

Zebra Midge - Copper and Black |

Some quick Internet research indicates the Zebra Midge was developed in 1996 by Ted Wellington.

Ted had completed a fly order for Wendy Gunn of Lee’s Ferry Anglers in Arizona and continued to sit at the fly tying desk and tyed a dozen each of 2 flies – copper bead and copper wire; silver bead and silver wire.

To say it was successful is an understatement. The Zebra Midge is a very popular and productive fly. Many variations have been developed ever since.

I’ve used it in black and green/olive and I’m always amazed how well it works.

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